EDISON-Remember when Santa landed at the old Menlo Park Mall in a helicopter? Remember when Christmas trees were sold at Joseph’s Landscaping at Route 9 and Plainfield Avenue? Did you ice skate and sleigh ride in Roosevelt Park?
CRANFORD — Calvary Lutheran Church, 108 Eastman Street, Cranford, invites the community to celebrate the joy of Christmas at services designed for all ages on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Director David O. Russell’s “The Fighter,” an absorbing, powerfully realistic account of light welterweight “Irish” Micky Ward’s trials and tribulations in and out of the ring, is both metaphor and anthropological critic.
The holidays are a happy time of year for many people, filled with family gatherings and friendly get togethers — often over a dinner table stocked to overflowing with rich, seasonal delicacies.
CARTERET — Construction has begun on the extension to the Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier at Carteret Waterfront Park, Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilman Vinny Bellino have announced. The borough has awarded a $2.589 million contract for construction of the pier extension to Atlantic Subsea, Inc.
NEWARK — NJ Transit will offer extra service for the upcoming holidays to give customers more travel options, whether going to the mall for last-minute shopping, leaving work early for the Christmas and New Year’s weekends, or attending New Year’s Eve festivities.
LINDEN – The City of Linden has been designated as a Transit Village by the state government. The Transit Village Initiative promotes Smart Growth by encouraging development in areas where infrastructure and public transit already exist. Linden is the 23rd municipality to receive the designation.
Dear EarthTalk: What’s up with dishwasher detergents of late? They’re clearly not working as well. I hope whatever was done is helping the environment because it’s not helping my dishes.
— Sally P., Everett, WA
PERTH AMBOY— Mayor Wilda Diaz and the city’s Human Services Department are working closely with the community and organizations to help those affected by Sunday evening’s fire in Harbortown, a private housing complex in Perth Amboy that destroyed the homes of nearly 100 people. There were no fatalities and no serious injuries.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama signed legislation repealing the controversial Clinton-era “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that allowed homosexuals to serve in the U.S. military as long as they kept their sexuality a secret.